I have recently moved from California to Hawaii and I’m happy to finally have completed setting up my new residence.

Moving is one of my least favorite activities, because the once neatly packed drawers and closets become piles of old clothes, papers and various items that I haven’t seen in years. In fact, while unpacking I found clothes hadn’t been able to fit since my son was born (that was 22 years ago)!  I have to ask myself, why in the world am I holding on to all of this stuff?  Has this happened to you?  Some of those old things we keep packed away and lug from one residence to another may not be the only old things that should be disposed of.  Thoughts we have in our mind can sometimes clutter our thoughts with things they have happened in our past.

Are you still upset about something that happened to you when you were a child, were you rejected or disappointed by someone you loved or trusted, do you feel that you didn’t get something you rightfully deserved?  If you still have an emotional attachment to those things, then you’ve got too much junk in your closet.  Time spent dwelling on the past puts your focus in the wrong direction.  Life is too short; don’t waste it with toxic emotions like anger, resentment or disappointment.  Forgive what you can and seek counseling if necessary, but by all means clear your mind and soul of all the unnecessary baggage and you will see how much higher you will soar.

Sherry D. Strothers is a life coach and Lipstick Leader founder. She serves currently as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Navy with 27 years of active service. She is also a mother, entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, writer, strategist and is active within many leadership organizations. Sherry has one passion… the empowerment of women. She has mentored 1000s of women over the years as a leader within the military. She serves to inspire, cultivate self-esteem, challenge and demonstrate her “never give up” attitude. Go to SherryStrothers.com to learn more.



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